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A1IAN BTATt, THUnSDAY, MAY 14, 19M.
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DAILY AND 815MMVBKKLY.
Xbllihed every afternoon (except Sunday) by the Hawaiian Star Newspaper
iprank L. hongs,
Samuel C. Allen, who passed away last evening at a ripe age, was
one of our pioneer citizens. He came to the Islands in 1850, and for
ififty-three years devoted himself to a commercial life, remaining in har
mless to the very last. It is a long. record of hard and unremitting devo
lion to a chosen life work, and Mr. Allen won not only wealth for him
self and his family, but had the respect of all his fellow citizens.
Strange changes came over the
utii-s me time, rie arnvcci at me ismiius wncn xne winning niuusuj
Avas in its flush- period, and when the harbor, yearly, was fdled with
scores upon scores of ships, so close together that one might almcst
.step from one to another. He saw the industry in its halcyon days and
lie saw it gradually fail till it dwindled away entirely. He saw the
-growth of the sugar industry, from small beginnings till it acquired the
overwhelming importance it now lias. He saw the commencement of
the railroad interest's on the Islands, and took great personal interest in
llic Oahu Railroad.
In fact during his long career the late Mr. Allen saw and helped to
carry on all our principal commercial interests and undertakings. There
was probably no industry of the Territory that he was not connected
with in some way. He was essentially a merchant and trader, w'th
Tccn insight' and almost unerring judgment. Devoting himself to com
merce Mr. Allen' neither sought nor cared for official honors. His life
work was the upbuilding of a commercial career. Through difficulties
and at times drawbacks, he never lost his grip, and when the end came
swiftlv and suddenly, it found him at the pinnacle of commercial sir.cess.
A more shameful decision than that of the House with regard to its
.vouchers it would be hard to find. The calm way in which the conl
Tiiittee having these matters in charge simply states so much 'public
money has been speiit, is affronting. The total amount of the vouchers
'-was $38,000. It has all gone, but how it has gone or where it has gone,
or to whom it has gone, is no business of the public. ' But it is the pubile
business to know these details, and the fact that they are not made pub
lic naturally makes every one suspicious.
There have been many rumors about, affecting the reliability or even
the honesty of some of the House transactions. These may or may not
be true, there is no way of refuting them unless the public, through the
press, has access to these vouchers. One would think that for the sake
of clearing'their reputations such access would be given. If no effort is
made to give publicity to these documents, the reputation of every indi
vidual member of the House will be smirched. Each man will be re
garded as either having joined in a raid upon the Treasury or knowing
that there had been a raid, had condoned it. To put it in legal phrase
each member is in the position of either a principal in a robbery of public
funds or is an accessory after the fact.
It is no light matter, this destroying or intention to destroy vouchers.
It has been charged that members of the House have been employed to
do work for the House, and have received pay for translating, typewrit
ing and so forth. It has been charged that bills for work done in com
mittee have gone into the hands of the committee on accounts and have
emerged from there four or five times as large as when they went in.
Upon this matter one of the members was very earnest at the com
mencement of the special session,, and there was talk of an investigation,
but it dropped. It has been charged that exorbitant prices have been
paid for type-writing and translating. It has been charged that money
has been fairly shovelled out to hangers-on who never made the slightest
effort to do any work.
That these charges are true or untrue, no one can say unless access
is given to the original vouchers. They can be easily disproved if there
i? no jground for them, but they will never be disproved unless such
action is taken. What the clean-handed members of the House should
do would be to pass a resolution that all vouchers should be preserved
and turned over to Secretary Carter as part of the record of the session.
Though they might not be able to pass the resolution, the mere fact
.that they presented the resolution and voted for it, woifld exonerate
them from any suspicion which must inevitably cling to those who
might oppose such a resolution. This would bring the matter to a dis
tinct issue, and it would save the reputations of those who were guilt
Jess of any wrong-doing.
Why should there be secrecy in dealing with money expended by
the House,' when there is the widest publicity as to the expenidture of
money in all public departments and a most scrupulous investigation
into every separate transaction. It is a case where the House smirches
itself. Its own; action fosters charges of wholesale corruption, waste,
favoritism and downright perversions of public funds. Do those mem
bers who contemplate the suppression and destruction of the vouchers
consider that the fact that they are members of the Legislature places
tbenl above public opinion? Such action will never be forgotten, and
-will be used as campaign material at any future election. Our electorate
is improving and the course of political education will bring voters to
a realizing sense that men who are neglectful of care in using public
funds, are n6t the men who should have the management orthe appor
tioning of them. .' 11 - j.
The questiori of 'the publicity of the vouchers is'far more' serious,
and will prove more far reaching than many of the members think.
4They should give thought to the subject and act wisely. The proper
course for all self-respecting members has been outlined above.
The outbreak against the Jews in Southwestern Russia is only a
repetition of similar outbreaks which occurred in various parts of the
Empire several years ago. The massacres of the eighties and early
nineties were undoubtedly inspired by officials, and it may be found that
the present massacre emanates from the same source.
The condition of the Jew in Eastern Europe is very little if any bet
ter than it was in the middle ages. In our own country, which takes
to its broad bosom all nationalities and makes good American citizens
of them, the Jew is happy and free. Jn Great Britain the Jews receives
the same treatment as any other citizen, now, and can rise to any posi
tion in the state. But it must be remembered that even as late as the
first decades of the nineteenth century Jews were debarred from enter
ing parliament. NoV there are Jew members, Jew peers, and a Jew is
at the present moment Lord Mayor of London. -
But in the continent of Europe the Jew is not only disliked, but he
suffers from disabilities and the further East you go the stronger the
dislike and the greater the disabilities, till they culminate in actual per
secution, as they have frequently done in Russia. The persecution of
the Jews in. Russia, though usually put down to fanaticism, has a fur
ther cause. The' Jew in the poverty-stricken population of Eastern
Europe is industrious, while the masses of the population are not. The
Jew is a trader, the .mass of the population are agriculturalists. The
Jew gives credit during, times of depression, he becomes a money lender
upon future crops. . Then the Jew requires his own, and the agricul
turalist .does not want to pay. The law will not always help the Jew,
and the officials, who .are often themselves debtors, wish for nothing
.lietter than a riot. 'The blot upon the Russian Government is that it
never punishes the law-breakers, or at all events only punishes the
minor ones, and there have been cases where the unfortunate Jews have
lieen nunished-for a'riot which has been directed atrainst themselves.
MAY 14, 1903.
business community during Mr. Al-
IN DEALING IN
ONLY THE BEST GRADE
The County bill according to the Attorney-General
is a sound document,
and will hold water safely.
President Roosevelt Is having a rous
ing reception In San IFrancisco.' When
the City of the Golden Gate sets In to
entertain, It does the thing handsome
ly. The Board of Public Institutions whl
shortly be In full working order. The
cases against the Superintendent of
Public "Works will settle the dispute
The establishment of the Girls' In
dustrial School while give an oppor
tunity to the magistrates to save cases
which comel before them, and ' which
they have not known bow to deal with
up to the present.
The dispatches' state that botb .An
drew Carnegie and J. PlerponttMorgan
crossed the Atlantic on the same voy
age of the Cedrlc, but It will be noticed
that It took the biggest steamship In
the world to carry them both.
In the announcement that Senator
Reed Smoot may come to Hawaii It is
said that he will be accompanied by his
wife. To most people who know only
that he Is a Mormon, the first mental
query will be , Which wife?
Labor Commissioner' Sargent speaks
of the condition of the laborers upon
the plantations with commendation,
Mr. Sargent had heard many of the
stock stories of Ill-treatment and so'
forth, but a personal inspection has
proved them to be untrue. The opin
ion of such a man is of value to the
It seems to be a settled Idea In
England that no Chinaman can take
a valid oath unless he breaks a caucer
when he swears, and so we every now
and then hear in a police court that a
Chinaman has been sworn by the
smashing of crockery. 'However, this
custom entirely Ignores the fact that
China Is composed not of one, but of
many different peoples, and that what
may be a custom In the South Is jiulte
unknown1 In the 'North. But all China
men In England are sworn on a broken
saucer, regardless of what part of, the
country they come fro-1, with the re
sult that the majo.rity t ;the'm Ima
gine the eaucer-breakitig 1o b, a
strange English custom,
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family. Best of references. Address
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The Pacific Hotel,
1182 Union St., opposite Pacific Club
Newly Furnished Rooms
The Best Restaurant In the City.
MRS. HAN A, Proprietor.
OAHU RAILWAY AND LAND CO'S
MAY 1st, 1903.
For Waianae, Waialua, Kahuku and
Wo-ir atntlnns 9:lfi n. m.. 3:20 n. m.
For Pearl City, Ewa Mill and "Way
stations ti-M a. in., v i io . in.
t4:15 p. m., 5:15 p. m., t9:30 p. m.,
Tii:ao p. m. ,
Arrive (Honolulu from Kahuku, Wal
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Arrive Honolulu from 'Ewa Mill and
Pearl City 16:50 a. m., t7:46 a. m.,
S:36 a. m., 10:3S a. m 2:05 p. m..
4:31 p. m., 5:31 p. m., 7:40 p. m
t Sunday Excepted,
t Sunday Only.
G. P. DENI30N,
F. C. SMITH,
G. P. & T. A,
Jas. F. Morgan President
Cecil Brown Vice-President
F. Hustace Secretary
unas. i. Atnerton Auditor
W. H Hoegs Treas. and Mgr.
TELEPHONE MAIN 295.
Hustace & Go., Ltd
QUEEN STREET '
Steam and Blacksmith
fecial attention given to
VLSO, WHITE AND BLACK SAND
Tjiespls Why did she discharge her
Foyer There was a fresh bit of scan
dal about her, and he never heard of It.
New York Times.
See here, you chump; I placed an ad
in your paper showing the public how
to get rich quickly and you place un
derneath It another ad an ''how to
cure the dope habit." Brooklyn Eagle,
"He boasts that he doesVt advertise
but he's still doing business at his old
"He means he's doing business at his
old stand-still." Philadelphia Press.
"Have you read that, article In this
month's Million Magazine of the vol
canic eruptions and their effect on the
price of corn?"
"No, haven't got that far. Just
finished the first half of the advertlze
ments." Qlmclnnatl 'Commercial Tri
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After nearly a year's test of Carrara Paint on the Halciwa Hotel
and satisfying ourselves of its superiority over the best White Lead and
Oil, we have made a contract for the exclusive agency for the sale of
this paint in the Territory of Hawaii.
A Large Shipment Is Now En Route
Pacific Hardware Co., Ltd
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DELAWARE INSURANCE CO. of
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Pullman fourteen-sectlon Draw-ing-Room
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with Telephone. Electric-reading
Lamps in every Berth, Compart
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Smoking and Library Cars, with
Barber and Bath.i Dining Cars
meals a la carte. Electric-lighted
Dally Tourist Car Service at 6 p.
m. and Personally Conducted' Ex
cursions every Wednesday and Fri
day at 8 a. in, from San Francisco.
The best of everything.
Gen. Agent Pacific Coast.
G17 Market St. San Francisco.
The Von Hamm-Young Co., Ltd.
the pleasure of showing you any
goods of which
you may be In need
Alexander Young Bulldlngf'
Did You Know It.
When you stumble over a rocking
chair In the dark, tear everything tp
pieces within reach. Swear! Create
genuine disorder. Every one knows that
a rocker In the dark Is a ."snap" to
When taking medicine always do the
contortion act with your face. It Im
presses, the onlooker with your "heroism.
If you are not satisfied with the town
you live In, and "the place Is dead"
and "there's nothing doing," why move.
If you want tp save yourself the an
noyance of running water buy a Doug
las Patent Closet. "
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GROTE & CRAMER,
Suits Made To Order, Cleaned and
Ladles' Skirts Dyed and Cleaned.
Union. Street, Honolulu, T. H.
Sugar Factors ....
AGENTS FOR " i
The Ewa Plantation Company.
The Waialua Agricultural Co., Ltd.
Ttae Kohala Sugar Company.
The Walmea Sugar Mill Company.
The Fulton Iron Work. SL Louis, Mv
The Standard Oil Company.
The Georga F. Bl-lia Steam Pumps.
The New England Mutual Life Insur
ance Company of Boston.
The Aetna Fire Insurance Company of
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OF HARTFORD, CONN.
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3 Days 19 Hours
EVERY DAY TRAIN
Bath, Barber, Buffet, Library,
Electric Lights, Heading Lamps,
In Every Berth, Observation Car
e. o. Mccormick
Passenger Traffic Manager
T. H. GOODMAN,
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ui me mar unice.